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CARDS & RESULTS: 1940s
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References to the following individuals and organizations are made throughout this section: Al Massey; the Black Panther (02); Boom-
Boom; Charles Rentrop; Cowboy Luttrall; Dick Lever; Don Lee; Dorv Roche; Elmer Snodgrass; Elvira Snodgrass; Emir Badui; Freddie
Blassie; George Pavich; Gladys Gillem; Jack McAdams; John Mauldin; Nick Elitch; Ralph Garibaldi; Roland Kirchmeyer; Rudy Strongberg;
Sammy Friedman; Tiny Kennon; Tiny Ruff.

January 15, 1943 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Sammy Friedman – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Roland Kirchmeyer over Cowboy Luttrall > Al Massey and Rudy Strongberg went to a draw at 60:00 > Dorv Roche over Tiny
Kennon / Notes: This was Friedman’s first card as promoter of professional wrestling in Atlanta. It is not clear as to how or why the
promotion changed from Charles Rentrop to Friedman.

January 21, 1943 (Thursday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Sammy Friedman – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Roland Kirchmeyer over Rudy Strongberg > Dorv Roche over Tiny Ruff > Al Massey over Tiny Kennon / Notes: Ruff
substituted for Cowboy Luttrall in the match against Roche.

January 29, 1943 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Sammy Friedman – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Roland Kirchmeyer over Dorv Roche by disqualification > Emir Badui over Al Massey > Nick Elitch and Rudy Strongberg went
to a draw / Notes: Tiny Kennon was credited as being a referee on this card.

February 5, 1943 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Sammy Friedman – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Roland Kirchmeyer over Dorv Roche > Boom-Boom over Freddie Blassie > Al Massey and Rudy Strongberg went to a draw

February 12, 1943 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Sammy Friedman – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Dorv Roche over Roland Kirchmeyer two falls to none > Boom-Boom over Al Massey > Emir Badui and Rudy Strongberg
went to a draw / Notes: Jack McAdams was credited as being a referee on this card.

February 19, 1943 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Sammy Friedman – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Ralph Garibaldi over Boom-Boom by disqualification > Al Massey and Rudy Strongberg went to a draw > Roland Kirchmeyer
over Emir Badui

February 26, 1943 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Sammy Friedman – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Boom-Boom over Ralph Garibaldi > Roland Kirchmeyer over Nick Elitch > Emir Badui and Dorv Roche went to a draw

March 5, 1943 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Sammy Friedman – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Roland Kirchmeyer over Boom-Boom > Dorv Roche over Ralph Garibaldi by countout > Rudy Strongberg over John Mauldin /
Notes: During the Kirchmeyer-Boom-Boom match, Kirchmeyer removed Boom-Boom’s mask to identify him as Don Lee. Mauldin
substituted for Nick Elitch in the match against Strongberg.

March 19, 1943 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Sammy Friedman – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > George Pavich over Don Lee > Al Massey over John Mauldin by disqualification > Rudy Strongberg over Dick Lever / Notes:
Strongberg was declared the winner of his match when Lever was deemed unable to continue.

March 26, 1943 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Sammy Friedman – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Roland Kirchmeyer over George Pavich > Women’s Match: Elvira Snodgrass over Gladys Gillem > the Black Panther
(02) over Al Massey / Notes: Kirchmeyer was declared the winner of his match when Pavich was deemed unable to continue. Rudy
Strongberg was credited as being a referee on this card. Elmer Snodgrass managed Snodgrass.